Learn why the Cable Modem Keeps Restarting
What are the reasons due to which the cable modem keeps restarting? What are the solutions for the problem?
Cable modem is a kind of Network Bridge, which facilitates transmission of data through cable TV lines. The speed of transmission of data is higher in cable lines when compared to telephone lines. The speed of data transmission through cable modem is about 1.5mbps. However the cable modem has some problems. One of the main problems related with cable modem is the automatic restarting. Due to the automatic restarting of cable modems, the user can’t make use of the Internet connection properly. The reason for the restarting of the modem may vary. It may be due to the loose connection in the power cord, or it could be due to an outdated USB driver. Or there might be issues with the computer or the modem itself. Improper modem settings can also be a reason.
Following details give information on fixing the restarting problem with cable modem:
- Verify the connection settings
- Establishing a new connection
- Updation of driver and software
Verify the connection settings
If your cable modem restarts frequently, first check whether all the connections are set properly. Loose connection on the power cord may cause repeated booting of the cable modem. Check for any complaints on the power cord and its adapter. Verify the cable connection between the computer and the modem. Also make sure that configurations on both computer and modem are set properly.
Establishing a new connection
First check that all the lights on the modem are on. If it is off, turn off the power of the modem for about 30 seconds and then restart it. Also remove the cable from the computer and modem and reconnect it. If all the lights on the modem are on, and still it gets restarted, the problem may be with the computer. Stop the connection create a new one with your same username and password.
Proper updation of all components like system software, Operating System (service packs), software driver and firmware also help to prevent unwanted restarting of the cable modem. Because in some cases if any of the component is not properly updated, it may not match the other configurations. So in order to avoid such problems, we have to update all the components regularly.
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